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    Im not really crazy about the technique she used...

    Im not really crazy about the technique she used for preparing her Carpaccio at all in that video. Clearly her shun was pretty dull, and she would've made better cuts with a suji(less drag from the...
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    I feel like youre answering your...

    I feel like youre answering your question/concerns here. If you want a knife that embodies purely the blade smiths vision for a knife then maybe you should go straight to the source or atleast as...
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    The wording of "improvement" was just an...

    The wording of "improvement" was just an expressed opinion. Im not sure why you believe the Workhorse line was entirely Maxims brainchild. And Im not sure why youre having a hard time putting your...
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    "uninformed" not uniformed. sorry.

    "uninformed" not uniformed. sorry.
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    Also I would like to say that I think "highly...

    Also I would like to say that I think "highly modified version of a master's work" is very misleading. As discussed earlier the Workhorse is entirely different in grind, performance, hardness, steel...
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    You started a thread because you wanted to know...

    You started a thread because you wanted to know the differences between the Kato lines. We had an intelligent discussion where your questions were answered. I feel that perhaps next time if you can...
  7. I felt both educated and entertained after...

    I felt both educated and entertained after watching the vid. Also, the Gesh Uraku is alot thinner bte than I thought it would be. I know these things are sporadic, but it would be nice if next time...
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    Mozos, crocs, klogs and berks.

    Mozos, crocs, klogs and berks.
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    this isnt the first time Ive heard you say this....

    this isnt the first time Ive heard you say this. Im curious why you feel this way?
  10. Well, in the past Ive used bester 500, naniwa,...

    Well, in the past Ive used bester 500, naniwa, gesshin, chosera, noob-ba-tama several diamond plates and several other stones. Right now Im using something I got from toolsfromjapan and its faster,...
  11. It just occurred to me that maybe the new stone...

    It just occurred to me that maybe the new stone Ive been using for thinning may just be that much more badass than the stones I used to use for thinning stainless cladding....:oops:
  12. The problem with rephrasing the question is that...

    The problem with rephrasing the question is that alot of times people who are new to japanese knives wont know the difference between blue, white, R2, vg10 or whatever steel. And another problem...
  13. Not quite. Steel composition isnt the only factor.

    Not quite. Steel composition isnt the only factor.
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    :whistling:
  15. Im aware how the composition of the steel...

    Im aware how the composition of the steel effects its characteristics. Im also aware that stainless cladding is a general term. So are you confirming that there is drastically different stainless...
  16. I meant san mai. As in San Mai laminated blade...

    I meant san mai. As in San Mai laminated blade construction. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_cutlery
  17. are you discussing stainless knives core steel?...

    are you discussing stainless knives core steel? Thats not what Im asking about. I just want to know if there are types of stainless cladding that are easier to thin/remove steel than others.
  18. Ok well thats a given. Im curious about the...

    Ok well thats a given. Im curious about the various types of stainless cladding and if there is a noticeable difference in ease of steel removal/thinning.
  19. as opposed to?

    as opposed to?
  20. fantasy football league for knife nuts, the second attempt

    So last year we came close to putting together a fantasy league for knife...
  21. is all stainless cladding equally difficult to thin?

    So without quesion san mai carbon clad knives are the knives that Ive found to be the easiest to thin and remove metal. Even though I often prefer the benefits of stainless clad carbon I dont like...
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    FWIW Katos are definitely worth checking out....

    FWIW Katos are definitely worth checking out. Especially the workhorse line. My only point is that we can come to different conclusions about things sometimes.
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    Its just one persons opinion. I personally would...

    Its just one persons opinion. I personally would take a Shig Kasumi over any of the Kato lines.
  24. shun sg2 sharpens up really good I think,...

    shun sg2 sharpens up really good I think, compared to other big market gyutos. I found that as long as I start my progression with a low grit 320# or gesshin 400 that the steel didnt take too much...
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    Also, Ive seen some nicely padded bicycle helmets...

    Also, Ive seen some nicely padded bicycle helmets that can be worn to serve as a deterrent.
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